Nolan Talks Superman Reboot, Batman Sequel

by Anne Thompson
March 10, 2010 4:56 AM
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"We have a fantastic story," Chris Nolan tells the LAT's Geoff Boucher about the upcoming Superman reboot. Nolan and wife producer Emma Thomas wanted to clear up some of the misconceptions that have been flying around the internet about the project which will be written by David S. Goyer and directed by someone not yet named. Yet they don't offer up much to Boucher:

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Still, it was a frustrating moment in the Batman franchise that led to this new Superman revival. Nolan and Goyer, a key collaborator on both Batman films, were at a story impasse on the third Batman film (which is now picking up steam as well) when, as a distraction, Goyer gave the filmmaker a daydream version of how he would tackle a story about the last son of Krypton.

“He basically told me, ‘I have this thought about how you would approach Superman,’” Nolan recalled. “I immediately got it, loved it and thought: That is a way of approaching the story I’ve never seen before that makes it incredibly exciting. I wanted to get Emma and I involved in shepherding the project right away and getting it to the studio and getting it going in an exciting way.”

Goyer is now writing the screenplay and Nolan is keeping it close to the vest.

First up for Nolan is finishing his complex three-level dreamscape, the Leonardo DiCaprio-starrer Inception, which opens July 19.

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  • Kal-El | May 26, 2010 6:16 AMReply

    This is going to suck.
    Nolan hasn't made an entertaining film since Memento.

  • Bob Giovanelli | March 10, 2010 9:04 AMReply

    Um.....wasn't Superman already rebooted??? This rebooting is getting out of hand. (And original film ideas fall by the wayside even more....)

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